In the Republican race for U.S. Senate in Ohio, Donald Trump has endorsed J.D. Vance.
A lot of people are watching this race and Trump’s endorsement will likely do a lot for Vance.
It’s important for Republicans to do well in Ohio.
The New York Post reports:
J.D. Vance secures Trump endorsement in hotly contested Ohio Senate race
Author J.D. Vance’s bid for the hotly contested Republican US Senate seat in Ohio got a boost Friday when he was endorsed by his former adversary Donald Trump.
The endorsement in the GOP primary race came after Vance, 37, walked back previous criticisms of Trump in a charm offensive meant to secure his backing in the race — which is expected to largely be decided by supporters of the ex-president.
Trump gave the coveted nod to Vance over rivals Josh Mandel, Mike Gibbons and Jane Timken, calling him “the candidate most qualified and ready to win in November,” in a statement.
“It is all about winning!” he added.
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During the 2016 campaign the venture capitalist and “Hillbilly Elegy” author called Trump “noxious,” “reprehensible” and an “idiot,” before stating last summer he was a “good president” as he threw his hat into the ring.
Since the about-face, Vance has cozied up to Trump allies and parroted many of his positions on trade and immigration during frequent appearances on Steve Bannon’s podcast and Fox News.
Vance sounds pretty pleased to have Trump’s endorsement.
I’m incredibly honored to have President Trump’s support. He was an incredible fighter for hard working Americans in the White House, he will be again, and I’ll fight for the America First Agenda in the Senate. https://t.co/s3d3JhTgBC
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) April 15, 2022
Donald Trump Jr. is certainly on board.
MAGA Crowd Praises Trump’s Endorsing J.D. Vance: ‘The Right Choice!’ https://t.co/jwsjlkjnCV
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 16, 2022
This was the right decision.